Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio’s critically acclaimed masterpiece is now playable on Xbox for the first time
When our very own Pete Keen reviewed Judgment on the PS4 back in 2019, he rated it highly, with only some light texture pop-in and long load times marring the experience. The remastered version addresses all of these issues, running at 60 fps with improved visuals, and loading far faster thanks to the new consoles’ SSDs.
We have our review copy of Judgment, and will be publishing our opinion of the remaster soon – in the meantime, check out this excerpt from Pete’s review for why we think Judgment is a must-play game:
“This is one of the best detective games ever made. Nothing gets my blood pumping more than a secret agent, sleuth/spy experience, and just when I thought I’d seen it all, along comes Judgment to trump everything. Following the case was an epic ride of thrills, excitement, and joy. You gently pick locks, sneak into buildings, tail a suspect, gather evidence, smash faces in, follow the trail, and get involved with a gripping, well-acted story. When you’ve done a bit of that and fancy something different, the game has you covered there too. You can dick around in glorious fashion in the multitude of other activities, or you can simply just go shopping, or eat in your favourite restaurant and make friends. It’s a complete gaming experience.
Ryu Ga Gotoku studios have pulled off what I didn’t think they could. They made a game so exciting in so many ways that it made me forget about playing a Yakuza game, even though it’s set in the same district! It is certainly my favourite game so far of 2019, and a GOTY contender? I’ll pass Judgment on that, and the verdict is most definitely guilty!”
SEGA and Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio’s detective thriller, Judgment, is available now on retail and digital storefronts for Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5 and digitally via Google Stadia for $39.99. Critically acclaimed from its PlayStation 4 launch in 2019, Judgment has been remastered for next-gen platforms and will mark the series’ debut on Xbox and Stadia, taking advantage of the new hardware with refined visuals in 60 frames per second along with improved load times.
Beyond an intense noir of murder and mystery within Judgment, this remastered edition will feature all available add-on content including drone components, healing items, Yagami Detective Agency decorations and more.